Caring for Your Christmas Tree

By: albertaarb - December 2, 2015

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Taking Care of the Tannenbaum

For many who celebrate the Christmas holidays, the festivities simply aren’t complete unless a Christmas tree stands tall in the living room. Some people believe that a plastic tree helps reduce the footprint on the environment despite the fact that many Christmas tree businesses replant every year in an effort to remain sustainable.

Care for your natural Christmas tree by providing it with what it needs to stay fresh as long as possible.

Slice the Bottom of the Trunk

One of the first things that you want to do when you bring your tree home is saw a bit off the bottom before placing the tree in the living room or wherever else you want to set up the decoration.

Tree defend themselves against cuts and slices by oozing a material that helps to seal the wounded wood. This material prevents water from being absorbed up through the trunk into the rest of the branches and needles.

When you saw a few inches off the bottom before planting the tree in soil, the pores of the Christmas tree remain open, helping to keep your tree fresh throughout the holiday season.

Prepare Optimal Soil

When your tree is ready to leech moisture from the soil, the next step is to prepare the soil for the planting process. Since moisture is a significant factor that increases the longevity of your Christmas tree, it’s a great idea to create a soil mixture that offers your tree as much sustenance as possible.

After you’ve planted the tree, put the effort in to check the moisture of the soil regularly to ensure that the tree absorbs as much water as possible.

Keep Your Tree Away From Heat

Christmas trees do best when they are placed far away from sources of heat, such as vents, fireplaces and radiators. Warm, dry air is the quickest route to dehydrate the tree, which will cause needles to fall off at first. Eventually, as the tree dries, it may become dry enough to represent a fire hazard, especially if it’s located close to a heat source.

The temperature of the room that holds your tree should also be lowered somewhat, which reduces the rate of evaporation. All Christmas tree species are evergreen, which do better in cold weather conditions.

Merry Christmas – From Our Family to Yours

At Alberta Arborists, we take pride in providing arboreal expertise that helps maintain the health of the trees on your property.

At Alberta Arborists, we have helped countless people get rid of trees safely and efficiently, and we can help you, too. Our highly experienced arborists are trained to deal with any tree removal in any location and can ensure no damage is done to your property.

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